Palestinian Children Celebrate Christmas Despite Current Conflict During HCEF’s 11th Annual Journey to Bethlehem
On Saturday, December 5th, 2015, hundreds of children participated in the 11th Annual Journey to Bethlehem, organized as a part of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation’s (HCEF) “Bethlehem, Heart of Christmas” Program. Every year, the Journey brings children from across Palestine to visit the city of Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity. For many children, this marks their first visit to the city of Christ’s birth. With the escalating conflict, this year’s Journey served as a special beacon of hope, casting a joyful light on the city of Bethlehem through Christ’s most ardent and devoted followers, our children.